One Spray Paint Can: 10 DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

By Alissa Harb on November 9, 2016

Easily transform household items, fresh produce, even fallen leaves and branches from the backyard into stunning holiday decor—all you need is a can of metallic (or metallic glitter) spray paint.


DIY Spray Painted Gold Leaves

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Give fallen leaves the gold treatment to scatter across your holiday table or pin onto hanging garlands. For sturdier, longer-lasting leaves, apply lacquer before you spray paint.

Avery Street Design


DIY Metallic Pumpkin Planter

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Turn pumpkins and gourds into show-stopping metallic centerpieces. Lovely on their own, even lovelier hollowed out and used as a planter.

Vicky Barone


DIY Gilded Branches

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Dead branches offer up a hint of drama when spray painted with a metallic hue. Try displaying them in glass vases, or use them to line your mantelpiece.

Pop Sugar


How to Spray Paint Mason Jars

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Give charmingly rustic mason jars (of all sizes) a special occasion feel by coating them generously with your favorite metallic shade.

Mason Jar Crafts Love


DIY Gold Mantel Details

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You can even use metallic spray paint to spruce up tired decor items like old string lights and pillar candles!



Glitter Spray Paint Pear Place Cards

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Seasonal gems like pears make prime candidates for a metallic makeover. Looking for a little extra sparkle? Opt for a metallic glitter spray paint instead of regular—or a combo of the two!



DIY Mercury Glass Pieces

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This mercury glass DIY will see you through the fall and winter holidays, and straight through to Valentine's Day.

Wedding Party


DIY Gold Dipped Mugs

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In case you're not catching on, you can upgrade just about ANYTHING with the right shade of metallic paint—glasses and ceramic mugs, included.



Spray Painted Pinecone Centerpiece

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Painted pinecones are lovely piled high in a glass centerpiece, or sitting solo at each place setting, acting as a name card holder.

Tatertots and Jello


Which Gold Spray Paint Is Best?

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Not sure which spray paint to try? Check out this review dedicated specifically to popular metallic spray paint brands.

Chris Loves Julia